A ʻone size fits allʼ security awareness training effort no longer works. Compliance regulations are important – donʼt just check the box!
Understanding your organizationʼs culture is key to changing behavior. Even the most detailed security awareness plan will be ineffective if it does not address your organizationʼs culture.
With the level of attention to detail and the quality interaction they had with me and my staff, I do not think you could do better than MAD. The results speak volumes.
Retired Captain, US Government
MAD’s Behavioral Security team uses a more comprehensive approach, with an understanding of security best practices, psychology, and a focus on user behavior and behavior modification. The steps of the process are:
Step 1: Understand stakeholder priorities
No security awareness program can effectively target everything. The first step is to understand what the organization actually wants out of its awareness efforts.
- Identifying key problem behaviors
- Prioritizing user vulnerabilities for actionable results
Step 2: Determine the current state of user security
Understanding the priorities lets us determine why weʼre not getting them.
- Obtaining the current state of the organizationʼs training efforts
- Pinpointing why current training is not getting the behavior you want
Step 3: Create a roadmap to achieve your priorities
Creating a customized roadmap will enable your organization to actually accomplish its goals with lasting results.
- Recommending tools for a successful awareness program
- Formulating results into a plan to reduce user vulnerability